Sick kids in hospital get visit, gifts from ‘Santa’

BAGUIO CITY – Three days before Christmas, some 47 sick toddlers and young children at the Baguio General Hospital (BGH) pediatric ward got a visit and gifts from “Santa Claus”. The gifts range from coloring books, crayons, sketch pads, watercolor and paintbrushes. Silahis ng Pasko organizing chairman Fritz Gerald Padilla said the gift-giving event, or […]


DOT pushes for sustainable and inclusive tourism destinations

BAGUIO CITY – With the Philippines increasingly getting the attention of really serious markets around the world, the country needs to prepare for their arrival by making destinations really sustainable. Department of Tourism Undersecretary Arturo Boncato Jr., in his keynote message during the Regional Tourism Summit at the Holiday Inn here on December 19, emphasized […]


Baguio aims for zero firecracker- related case in New Year revelry

BAGUIO CITY – The city government of Baguio is calling on its constituents to avoid using firecrackers and other pyrotechnic materials in greeting the new year as it gears up up for another zero firecracker related injury revelry. City Health Office Head Dr. Rowena Galpo said they are aiming for a repeat of firecracker- injury-free […]

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Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas awards the certificates of recognition to the SEA Games athletes during the flag raising ceremony at the Benguet Provincial Capitol in La Trinidad on Monday, Dec. 23. (Photo by Abel Cada-o – Benguet PGO)


Chilling effect

OMBUDSMAN Samuel Martires has a gripe against Malou Mangahas, a veteran journalist affiliated with GMA-7 and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ). The main beef of Martires is that according to him, Mangahas recorded their conversation without his knowledge, and she then caused its publication in her investigative report, recounting what Martires said on […]


Cordillera hand, foot and mouth disease up by 1,000 percent

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR) disclosed that hand, foot and mouth disease cases in the region dramatically increased by approximately 1,000 percent after registering 733 cases from January to November this year compared to the 67 cases that were recorded during the same period last year. Based on […]


Council okays P2.255 billion annual budget next year

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council approved the P2.255 billion annual budget of the city government next year during its last regular session this year. Earlier, the executive and legislative branches of the city government agreed to increase the city’s proposed annual budget from the previous P2.230 billion to P2.255 billion to accommodate a number […]


Accommodation establishments to be compelled to submit tourist arrival data

BAGUIO CITY – Accommodation establishments in the city will be compelled to submit data on tourist arrivals to the City Tourism and Special Events Division for the city to obtain accurate statistics on tourist influx. Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued Executive Order No. 172 series of 2019 mandating all punong barangays to require all hotels, resorts, […]


Demonstration of iPermit application in city okayed

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Benjaming B. Magalong representing the local government to enter into a memorandum of agreement with SVI Information Services Corporation (SVI-ISC) to provide a proof of concept, demonstration of iPermit application at no cost to the city. Earlier, the local government, mindful of the current […]


Benguet mourns death of Cong. Fongwan

Benguet Cong. Nestor Fongwan Sr. deleivering his message during the proclamation of winners of the province of Benguet in the May 2019 elections. (RMC PIA-CAR) LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The province of Benguet and the Cordillera region mourn for the passing away of Congressman Nestor Bagtang Fongwan Sr due to lingering illness. La Trinidad Philippine […]